Thursday, May 09, 2013

Annual Festival of Flowers this Saturday in Beechmont

The Beechmont Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Festival of Flowers Saturday, May 11th at the world-famous Gazebo on the corner of Southern Parkway and Woodlawn Avenue from 9:00 AM. till 3:00 PM.

Admission is free for all.

Again this year, the festival is offering select herbs, perennials and many bedding plants along with a variety of gardening and craft items for sale

Food will be available for purchase and music will be provided all day through this day-long event.

Bring the children for face and flower pot painting!

All proceeds benefit the Beechmont Neighborhood Association.

Save the date: 5th annual 'Spin-A-Yarn Storytelling Festival' at The Little Loomhouse

A South Louisville treasure, The Little Loomhouse, is presenting the 5th annual Spin-A-Yarn Storytelling
Festival on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 11:00 AM -3:00 PM. 

Presenting storytelling from several talented Kentuckiana residents including Dawne Gee of WAVE 3 News, this family-friendly festival also includes bluegrass music from The Shuttle Winders, weaving and spinning demonstrations, a blacksmith, and historic cabin tours.
The first 200 visitors to the Spin-A-Yarn Storytelling Festival will receive a free Little Loomhouse t-shirt.  General Admission is $2.00 per person.  Seniors 65 and older will be admitted for $1.00, and children six and under are free.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  All proceeds benefit The Little Loomhouse.  
There will be free parking behind DeSales High School at 425 West Kenwood Drive and free TARC Trolley transportation between DeSales and The Little Loomhouse.  
Please be advised that the Little Loomhouse is in a rustic setting on a steep hill.  Access to the storytelling area is via a sloped gravel pathway.
About The Little Loomhouse: Home of the Happy Birthday Song and founded in 1939 by Master Weaver Lou Tate Bousman, The Little Loomhouse is one of the few organizations devoted to keeping the ancient art of handweaving and its history alive.
Since 1979, it has been operated by the nonprofit Lou Tate Foundation, Inc.  The Little Loomhouse consists of three restored, century-old, board and batten cabins listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is designated as a Kentucky State Historic Site, and a Louisville Landmark. 
Volunteers provide tours, demonstrations, classes and special programs on spinning and weaving to persons of all ages. 
You can learn more about The Little Loomhouse by visiting our website at